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    They can be had for 150 euros new in this part of...

    They can be had for 150 euros new in this part of the world. $150 lightly used is fair.
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    And what's the deal with the speed limits here?...

    And what's the deal with the speed limits here? 50 seems to be the norm, 80 occasionally on the "express"ways but nobody seems to follow those limits. Either too fast when the conditions are sketchy...
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    Had some fun poking around the goshiki area and...

    Had some fun poking around the goshiki area and then kiroro sidecountry earlier this week. Snow was ok especially the 15 cm fresh in kiroro on Tuesday.
    Roadtripped to Abashiri for some sightseeing...
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    So it's looking that we are turning this trip...

    So it's looking that we are turning this trip into a sightseeing, onsen, food tour with a little bit of skiing thrown in for good measure. It's great that they offer 4 hour lift ticket prices. No...
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    Except she isn't Croatian

    Except she isn't Croatian
  6. Not sure if the grandparents would be into this...

    Not sure if the grandparents would be into this option but there are many places available that are geared towards large groups, sporting teams, etc.,.. in most ski towns in Switzerland at least....
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    ^^not time for much with only 1/2 day. I would go...

    ^^not time for much with only 1/2 day. I would go to Mandarake in Susukino. Maybe take a ride on the ferris wheel on top of the building for the city view. Eat some Genghis Khan at the brewery if you...
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    ^^lost in translation but I am hopeful that there...

    ^^lost in translation but I am hopeful that there is a heater. They say that there is a FF Heater which I believe is a Webasto type heater. We are going under the assumption of no heat and bringing...
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    Lodging and transportation sorted. 302144

    Lodging and transportation sorted.

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    That's an old pic. Snow all the way down to...

    That's an old pic. Snow all the way down to Göschenen now.

    Spent the weekend bashing pistes on the Gemsstock. Pretty shallow outside the ropes but plenty were giving it a go.301792

    Sent from my...
  12. Thread: Back in Tuscany

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    Seen them in India. Some Australian guy gave me a...

    Seen them in India. Some Australian guy gave me a ride on one deep in Himachal Pradesh back in the 90s.
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    ^^^^Thanks guys for the info. Very helpful. ...

    ^^^^Thanks guys for the info. Very helpful.

    So, like everywhere, it seems best to be flexible and just wing it depending on conditions. How easy is it to find last minute accommodations...
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    What's the take on staying at Goshiki Onsen for...

    What's the take on staying at Goshiki Onsen for multiple days? Seems to be an easy climb to get back to the lifts and sounds like some good options for light touring on storm days. Any advice...
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    Easyjet! 39 CHF Basel-Amsterdam on January 8....

    Easyjet! 39 CHF Basel-Amsterdam on January 8. Similar from Geneva.
  16. Thread: The Goldfinch.

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    Agreed. I don't have high expectations but the...

    Agreed. I don't have high expectations but the story actually might be better in a movie format. Especially if they can improve the Vegas arc; if she would have left out that entire bit, I would have...
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    Not true. I've been in plenty of European hotels...

    Not true. I've been in plenty of European hotels and they are just like hotels everywhere else. If it's a big one, there is so much movement that they have no idea who is coming or going. Stayed in...
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    Assuming you speak Japanese and are somewhat...

    Assuming you speak Japanese and are somewhat familiar with athletics I would look into Tokyo 2020 as a potential. Contact Tokyo 2020 organizers or the US Team (other nations as well). It seems like...
  19. Ended up going with Multiecuscan. Free version...

    Ended up going with Multiecuscan. Free version works for 20 minute sessions. Took several hours to work out the communication issues but finally got it to work with a Windows XP driver.

    Now I need...
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    Seems like I meet the requirements for the 144...

    Seems like I meet the requirements for the 144 hour transit visa so hopefully it won't be an issue.
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    20 hours in Beijing. What to do?

    Next month I have a 20 hour layover in Beijing. Never been before. Will have an afternoon and evening available for sightseeing and eating. Great Wall visit seems like it will be pushing it so prefer...
  22. Thanks for the ideas. The car is an Alfa 147...

    Thanks for the ideas.

    The car is an Alfa 147 Q2 2007.
  23. OBD2 Fault Code software for Windows 10 recommendation

    I have a ELM327 USB/OBD2 fault code reader that I want to use. I have the drivers figured out already but I need some suggestions for the software. I will use this on a Windows 10 laptop connected...
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    It seams feasible to make in a garage shop using...

    It seams feasible to make in a garage shop using a machineable ceramic. Use a long strip of magnesium metal ribbon ("borrowed" from any college chemistry lab) to ignite it from the base of the tower....
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    That would be my guess. Definitely not wind or...

    That would be my guess. Definitely not wind or temperature fluctuations.

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  26. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Anybody been up there lately? I'm planning on...

    Anybody been up there lately? I'm planning on taking the kids backpacking in the area in a couple of weeks. Would prefer to start from the Lake if the road is passable.
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    Man Bites Dog

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    Thanks both for the insights. So my son is...

    Thanks both for the insights.

    So my son is currently in the equivalent of 10th grade in Switzerland. The schooling here is a bit more intensive than what I had growing up in California. He skipped...
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    Japanese Language Schools and locations

    I know that there are a few members here based in Japan or have spent time there. Our son, 16, is looking to head to Japan next school year to learn some Japanese and to get some life experience. As...
  30. Other than Huetter, who was injured?

    Other than Huetter, who was injured?
  31. I watched it and it seemed pretty tame to me. A...

    I watched it and it seemed pretty tame to me. A couple of tricky turns but nothing special. I only saw one bad fall/injury to Cornelia Huetter. Looked scary for Haehlen but she seems to be racing the...
  32. Thread: Found Music

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    I used to listen to KPIG out of Freedom, CA when...

    I used to listen to KPIG out of Freedom, CA when I lived in the South Bay. I learned that the predecessor to KPIG this was KFAT out of Gilroy that went dead in the early 80s. Thankfully, there remain...
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    nice!

    nice!
  35. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Are you using the FIS App? It works for me on...

    Are you using the FIS App? It works for me on Android. A bit buggy but it does the job. It is a pain in the ass though that they update it every few months and one has to relearn how to get the info.
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    Luzern is nice to walk around in. A few good...

    Luzern is nice to walk around in. A few good museums: Kunstmuseum (next to KKL), Rosengart (Picassos, Klees, etc.,..), Transport Museum (Trains, planes, cars, etc.,.. really cool especially with...
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    Interesting race tonight. It was cool to see the...

    Interesting race tonight. It was cool to see the men and the women compete at the same time to compare the styles. Vlhova adopted the technique of the men in bashing the gates with both hands while...
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    I do similar sometimes if I'm in a hurry but I...

    I do similar sometimes if I'm in a hurry but I use a cork instead of the hot air gun/glove trick.
  40. Thread: School me on XC

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    This is interesting to read. I am similarly sized...

    This is interesting to read. I am similarly sized and my classic skis are about that length. I have been looking for a used setup to give skating a try but from everything that I have read, they...
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    This is true. Nothing is more inefficient than...

    This is true. Nothing is more inefficient than trying to use a dull scraper.

    But buy a panzer file (like this one) instead of a dedicated scraper sharpener. They work well for sharpening scrapers...
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    Dynafit Beast 14s from Sport Conrad will set you...

    Dynafit Beast 14s from Sport Conrad will set you back about 200 CHFs.
  44. Thread: Shiffrin

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    The Vlhova - Holdener dual was even closer: 0.02...

    The Vlhova - Holdener dual was even closer: 0.02 seconds.259438

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  45. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Sorry for the crappy quality. I didn't want to...

    Sorry for the crappy quality. I didn't want to film it but my daughter made me do it.

    If you watch the replay, Vlhova tucked and dove for the finish line after the 2nd to last gate. Shiffrin made...
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    They look better in person. We just need some...

    They look better in person. We just need some more snow in the background to try them out...258889

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    From the comments: "If this doesn't blow your...

    From the comments:

    "If this doesn't blow your mind you haven't got one."
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    Great movie also. Sacramento, represent!

    Great movie also. Sacramento, represent!
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    80 year anniversary tonight. rn1pERMiK3s

    80 year anniversary tonight.

    rn1pERMiK3s
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